Trials and travails of a Taiwanese-American kid in Taiwan

Friday, June 16, 2006


The view of Da-Ta Mountain (sacred ground to the Zou aboriginal group ) from Ren-Ho elementary school's balcony just before heavy rains poured into Taiwan from Thursday afternoon into Sunday. The rain caused landslides, blocking roads and destroying bridges island wide. The Ali-shan region was hit especially hard. Luckily, I managed to get a ride back to Taipei before the roads out of Feng-shan were sealed due to flooding!

Soil conversation, erosion and overdevelopment are major issues that I wish could be addressed by local and central authorities. Unfortunately, short-sightedness and earning the quick NT while not reinvesting back into mother nature has exacerbated the damage done to the region after Typhoon He-bo and the 9-21 earthquake.

1 comment:

Senor Cheeseburger said...


I'm Hai Tien's best friend Senor Cheeseburger. We go back a long time. He thinks my blog is probably the funniest thing he's ever read.

Once he told me he was in love with me but I was all like, "dude that's gay.: